11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
End: Reykjavik

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Skogar is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar trip planner.

Reykjavik to Skogar is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

3
nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon), Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur) and Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hofn online trip maker.

You can drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Sveinsstekksfoss, Hvalnes Lighthouse
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
The Thorbergur center ©
The Thorbergur center
Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd travel route site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Blaskogabyggd takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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